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"The legendary NFL receiver, all-time receptions and yards leader for the Green Bay Packers, and Dancing with the Stars champion looks back on his life and career. Now, in his memoir, Driver recalls what it was like to go from living in a U-Haul trailer with his mom on the streets of Houston to earning a spot on the Packers roster and becoming one of Brett Favre's favorite targets on the way to football stardom. He takes you inside the locker room with legends such as Favre and Reggie White, and recalls his more recent roles as a veteran leader for stars like Aaron Rodgers and Greg Jennings during the 2010 Super Bowl season and as a Dancing with the Stars winner. A seventh-round draft pick in 1999, Donald Driver was given little chance of making the Packers roster, much less of becoming a 1,000-yard receiver, a beloved icon for one of the NFL's most storied franchises, and a Super Bowl champion. But in a life of adversity, Driver has overcome obstacle after obstacle and has become one of the most popular players in the NFL"-- Provided by publisher.
Collects over thirty of the best entries in the Akashic noir series, including stories by Joyce Carol Oates, Michael Connelly, Lee Child, Jeffery Deaver, and T. Jefferson Parker.
"Although it can be difficult to remember now as they seemingly glide towards ideological and demographic irrelevance, from the mid-1960s to the middle of the first decade of the 21st century, the Republicans enjoyed a reign whose duration and scope rivaled those of Jackson, Lincoln, Wilson, or even FDR. Opening with the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965 and ending with the disillusionment that characterized the final months of George W. Bush's presidency, Scarborough ultimately takes today's Republican party to task for squandering opportunities to attain and hold power. By revisiting Eisenhower's understated diplomacy, Barry Goldwater's fierce rhetoric and Reagan's gift for channeling and connecting with voters, The Right Path vividly demonstrates how today's GOP has undermined its own cause and in doing so, fails the nation"-- Provided by publisher.
Provides tips on creating one-of-a-kind digital images through digital photography and computer manipulation.
Biographies of 27 musicians, whose radical experimentation with sound and verse helped to shape the music of today.
Once upon a time .... in a world far removed from the days when fairy tales were new, five bestselling authors spin versions that take the classic stories into a new dimension. You'll recognize Hansel and Gretel, Sleeping Beauty, and other enduring characters, but they'll exist in realms beyond our imagination, where the familiar is transformed into the extraordinary and otherworldly.
Shares the true story of an anonymous group of spies who played important roles in winning the Revolutionary War, documenting how they risked their lives to obtain crucial intelligence for General Washington using sophisticated tactics and complex codes.
"Based on exhaustive research in primary sources, including overlooked teen magazines and underground newspapers, 'Beatles vs. Stones' tells a vital story of the 1960s through the lens of music's greatest rivalry. This is the definitive account of the friendsihp and rivalry between the Beatles and the Rolling Stones"--Cover.
The provocative host of "The Herd with Colin Cowherd" shares contrarian observations on topics ranging from O.J. Simpson and Eagles fans to his multiple divorces and the challenges of staying sane.
A devilishly handsome Highlander steals into British society and steals the heart of one Lady Charlotte Hanover.
A behind the scenes narrative that shows what happened inside Twitter as it grew into a $11.5 billion company.
The matriarch of the "Duck Dynasty" clan presents a collection of family recipes and stories while revealing favorite dishes for each of the Robertson men and their wives, in a volume complemented by scriptural excerpts.
"A Viking to bed, not to wed! Medana Elsadottir, known as the Sea Scourge, never planned to become a pirate, but there's no denying her talent. Her female-only tribe has an island hideaway, food aplenty, goods to trade...everything except the means to breed. That's where the strapping Norsemen tied up in her ship's hold comes in handy. Eight godly specimen--and Thork Tykirrson is the most virile of them all. Once their, eh, work is done, they'll be free to leave. Medana had naught to do with this gods-awful plan, but she wouldn't mind reaping the benefits. Wed or bed . . . this Viking has plans of his own. Renowned as the wildest Viking of his time, Thork was returning home to regain his father's favor. Mayhap even (shudder) marry. His brazen--and very beautiful--kidnapper has likely done him a favor in preventing such an irksome fate. That doesn't mean he'll let her off easy. No one takes anything from a Viking that he's not willing to give...not even a violet-eyed vixen who sets off the wildest fantasies"--P. 4 of cover.
When you drop your Diet Coke can or yesterday?s newspaper in the recycling bin, where does it go? Probably halfway around the world, to people and places that clean up what you don?t want and turn it into something you can?t wait to buy. In Junkyard Planet, Adam Minter?veteran journalist and son of an American junkyard owner?travels deeply into a vast, often hidden, multibillion-dollar industry that?s transforming our economy and environment. Minter takes us from back-alley Chinese computer recycling operations to high-tech facilities capable of processing a jumbo jet?s worth of recyclable trash every day. Along the way, we meet an unforgettable cast of characters who've figured out how to build fortunes from what we throw away: Leonard Fritz, a young boy "grubbing" in Detroit's city dumps in the 1930s; Johnson Zeng, a former plastics engineer roaming America in search of scrap; and Homer Lai, an unassuming barber turned scrap titan in Qingyuan, China. Junkyard Planet reveals how ?going green? usually means making money?and why that?s often the most sustainable choice, even when the recycling methods aren?t pretty.
"... Ian Bell draws together the tangled strands of the many lives of Bob Dylan in all their contradictory brilliance. For the first time, the laureate of modern America is set in his entire context: musical, historical, literary, political and personal"--From publisher description.
"Tried every diet and weight loss promise out there, but just can't keep the weight off? Finally ready to drop those pounds fast, without feeling deprived? Fitness guru and trainer from The Biggest Loser, Dolvett Quince, finally shows you how with his revolutionary diet and fitness program THE 3-1-2-1 DIET. Losing weight and keeping it off forever can only happen when you don't feel deprived, you eat what you love, and you stay motivated. And, that's just what you'll experience with THE 3-1-2-1-DIET. In his signature style, Dolvett Quince will help you reshape yourself mentally to transform yourself physically. You'll follow his delicious, "clean" eating plan for 3 days, allow yourself to cheat for 1 day, eat clean again for 2 days, and reward yourself with a cheat meal the next day. There are no foods that are off-limits and you will never feel deprived, because this plan is flexible enough to fit into any lifestyle. Combine the eating plan, with Dolvett's fast and effective workouts, and you'll be in your skinny jeans in less than 3 weeks! Discover the secret to losing weight and keeping it off, once and for all, with THE 3-1-2-1 DIET!"-- Provided by publisher.
When you're grieving, you need support and comfort, and How to Heal a Grieving Heart provides practical and spiritual help. Each page of this small, full-colour gift-style book contains a comforting message to help anyone who is grieving come to terms with their loss.
The only American to have climbed all fourteen of the world's eight-thousand-meter peaks sets his sights on Mount Everest, in a work that combines his own climbs as well as narratives of famous climbs throughout the last century.
Seventeen-year-old Morgan Monetti shocks her parents and her community with one simple act: She chooses to stand by the man everyone else believes has exploited her, popular high school teacher TJ Hill. Quietly walking across a crowded courtroom to sit behind TJ, and not beside her parents, she announces herself as the adult she believes herself to be. But her mother Dinah wants justice. Dinah is a fighter, and she believes with all her heart and soul that TJ is a man who took advantage of her daughter. He is a criminal who should be brought to justice, no matter what the cost to his family. Rain, TJ''s wife, is shocked that her handsome, loving, respected husband has been accused of a terrible crime. But has her desperation to start a family closed her eyes to the fault lines in her marriage? And can she face the painful truths about herself and her husband?
"Little Britches becomes the 'man' in his family after his father's early death, taking on the concomitant responsibilities as well as opportunities. During the summer of his twelfth year he works on a cattle ranch in the shadow of Pike's Peak, earning a dollar a day. Little Britches is tested against seasoned cowboys on the range and in the corral. He drives cattle through a dust storm, eats his weight in flapjacks, and falls in love with a blue outlaw horse"--From publisher description.
Presents an account of the day Kennedy was killed, following the event hour-by-hour, from the Kennedys' arrival in Texas through the shooting in Dealey Plaza to the shocking aftermath.
"A legendary weapon. A ruthless assassin. A perilous hunt. Excalibur...Legend has it that he who carries King Arthur's mighty sword into battle will be invincible. But for more than a thousand years, the secret to the whereabouts of this powerful weapon has been lost...until now. Archaeologist Nina Wilde is hoping for a little R&R with her fiancé, former SAS bodyguard Eddie Chase. But the couple's plans are dashed when a meeting with an old acquaintance propels Nina and Eddie into a razor's edge hunt across the globe--battling a team of elite mercenaries who will stop at nothing in order to claim a prize every treasure hunter has coveted since the final days of Camelot..."--p. of cover.
Twelve of the most successful people living in the world today share their seemingly impossible journeys and reveal that each of us was born with everything we need to live our greatest dream and that by doing so we will fulfill our mission, find everlasting happiness and change the world.
"This clearly written and profusely illustrated book explains the science behind all the machines, gadgets, systems, and processes we take for granted. The perfect book for techies--young or old, male or female--who read Popular Science and Wired or watch "How It Works" and "How It's Made." National Geographic answers all the questions about how things work--the science, technology, biology, chemistry, physics, and mechanics--in an indispensible book that reveals the science behind virtually everything. How does the voice of a distant radio announcer make it through your alarm clock in the morning? How does your gas stove work? How does the remote control open your garage door? What happens when you turn the key in the ignition? What do antibiotics really do? Divided into four big realms--Mechanics, Natural Forces, Materials & Chemistry, Biology & Medicine--The Science of Everything takes readers on a fascinating tour, using plain talk, colorful photography, instructive diagrams, and everyday examples to explain the science behind all the things we take for granted in our modern world"-- Provided by publisher.